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Saturday, February 23, 2013

and MORE color!

Sewing my red pants was so stimulating, I decided to make a top to go with them (and silver pants and black pants), so I made this knit tunic
The fabric is a poly/spandex knit from Mood Fabrics that I've had my eye on for a long time... I used 
V8691, a Katherine Tilton top that I've made 3 times now. It has a particularly lovely fit through the torso, and this time I tweaked it a lot...
I added 4 inches to the length, and did not put the "ruffles" on that the pattern calls for (see here). I raised the neckline by an inch, and added a cowl collar. I also lengthened the sleeves.


I was a little leery about a poly knit, but this one is very high quality; the print is beautifully done, and it
feels good to wear.

A little Shams twirl...
 Color is fun!

34 comments:

  1. Oh, thanks for posting this pattern! I saw a top in Santa Fe that I want to copy, and this one would be perfect!

    I really like your new version, too.

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  2. The famous twirl!!!! Love the top, and the changes you tweaked to make it your own...J

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  3. Gorgeous! The print will be perfect for your new red pants and all the other colors you mentioned!

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  4. I've had this pattern for a long time, and never tried it. You've inspired me. I like seeing it without the ruffles, too. Very pretty!

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  5. Beautiful top - my favorite colors!

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  6. Lovely top. I like your modifications to this pattern.

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  7. I SO love that color combo on you! And thanks for the pattern modifications - I just saw this pattern made up in person, loved it and bought it right away; I'm delighted to have my mind opened to the modification options, thank you!

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  8. Margy, in actual fact you didn't make a Katherine Tilton top - that many tweaks makes it all yours. Lovely.

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  9. Beautiful, Margy! Love all your changes, I agree with Ruth, it's all yours!

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  10. oh so stylish. love the shams twirl too.

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  11. I love it. That fabric is very pretty, poly or no.

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  12. What a pretty print you've chosen to make this beautiful tunic!

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  13. I really love this fabric and it of course fits perfectly into your wardrobe.

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  14. Margy, you look great in these colors. Lovely tunic!

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  15. Gorgeous print, and you did a perfect job of lining up the stripes on the sleeves. This looks great on you, of course!

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  16. That looks great! I just love it and especially love the changes to the neckline. The fit is perfect.

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  17. Beautiful "tweaks"and great addition to your wardrobe.

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  18. Beautiful color and it will work so well with your other efforts. Looks wonderful.

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  19. Lovely fabric and a great top!

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  20. Another winner, Margy! You always look so fabulous in your black, white, red and grey combos. Thanks for letting us know about the quality of the knit from Mood. Good to know.

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  21. This is so darling on you-thanks for the info on the modifications.

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  22. Great print-matching! Cute top and so very "you", Margy.

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  23. Oh..! I LOVE this one! What great fabric - and that tunic looks terrific on you with those skinny pants. You really have a knack for knowing what looks great on you and what fabrics to use with a pattern to make it come out right :)

    Job well done!

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  24. Gorgeous print - I admire your discipline in sticking with three basic colours.

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  25. That's a gorgeous top. I love the twirl picture!

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  26. This is fabulous. I love that pattern.

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  27. Beautiful ruby red shots of color - I love it!

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  28. I would have eliminated the ruffle as well. Like the changes you made. Great fabric. It's always great to be able to take a good pattern and change it up a bit.

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  29. Margy, I get email updates of your blog. You probably already know this, but you have been spammed. Maybe Blogger has some way of dealing with this?

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  30. Thanks, Janis...I'm trying to figure out how to take care of it; at this point, I delete them one by one. The only approaches I've found so far on Blogger are either to moderate all comments, or to use the word-verification thingie, which we all hate! I'm working on it...and thanks for reminding me!

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  31. Margy, on Wordpress you only have to moderate comments from people that you haven't already approved. So eventually it is minimal. You might want to try that.

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